Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: W

 

Wagner, Helen Helen Wagner is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1918  (Lubbock, Texas, USA)

Died 1 May 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Actress, star of the long running US soap 'As the World Turns' which is soon to be axed after 54 years.
[Picture of Helen Wagner]

 

Wagner, Robert
Born 10 February 1930  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hollywood actor of "The Longest Day" fame, who went on to play Jonathan Hart in the TV series "Hart to Hart". Younger viewers may know him as Number Two out of the "Austin Powers" films (as pictured here). He did not, repeat not, push his wife Natalie Wood off a boat.
[Picture of Robert Wagner]

 

Wagner, Wolfgang Wolfgang Wagner is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1919  (Bayreuth, Germany)

Died 21 March 2010  (Bayreuth, Germany)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Director of the Bayreuth Music Festival in Germany until 2008. Wife Gudrun died in 2007 with a mass of obits, so Wagner himself was assured an obituary when he died.
[Picture of Wolfgang Wagner]

 

Wagner-Lafferentz, Verena
Born 2 December 1920  (Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany)
Granddaughter of composer Richard Wagner who had an alleged affair with Adolf Hitler.
[Picture of Verena Wagner-Lafferentz]

 

Waitz, Grete (Died in 2011)
Born 1 October 1953  (Oslo, Norway)
World champion marathon runner of the late 1970s and early '80s.
[Picture of Grete Waitz]

 

Wake, Nancy (Died in 2011)
Born 30 August 1912  (Wellington, New Zealand)
The Allies' most decorated servicewoman of World War II - received 6 major honours for her work alongside the French Resistance.
[Picture of Nancy Wake]

 

Wakelin, Johnny
Born in Brighton, Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1939. Singer of reggae, rock & country, but has never hit the same heights as he did in the mid 1970s.
[Picture of Johnny Wakelin]

 

Wales, Jimmy
Born 7 August 1966  (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
Internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia and thus the man I have to thank for helping me find a lot of the information regarding picks on the DDP!
[Picture of Jimmy Wales]

 

Wali-Ur-Rehman, (insurgent) (Died in 2013)
Born in South Waziristan, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)
Member of the Taliban in Northern Pakistan. Born 1974.
[Picture of (insurgent) Wali-Ur-Rehman]

 

Walken, Christopher
Born 31 March 1943  (Queens, New York, USA)
Quirky film and stage actor and dancer who first came to fame in 1978 in 'The Deer Hunter'. Also known for his role of Bruce Dickinson (Yes, the Bruce Dickinson) in 'Saturday Night Live'.
[Picture of Christopher Walken]

 

Walker, Johnnie
Born 30 March 1945  (Hampton-in-Arden, Birmingham, England)
DJ who started out on the pirate Radio Caroline in 1966, before moving to BBC Radio 1 not long after Caroline's demise. Since then he's been a continual presence on various stations, most recently presenting Radio 2's Drivetime Show. Born Peter Dingley, he announced in June 2003 that he was suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
[Picture of Johnnie Walker]

 

Walker, Murray
Born 10 October 1923  (Hall Green, Birmingham, England)
Excitable motor-racing commentator.
[Picture of Murray Walker]

 

Walker, Peter Peter Walker is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1932  (Worcester, Worcestershire, England)

Died 23 June 2010  (Worcester, Worcestershire, England)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Former politician, a cabinet minister for nearly a decade, in the 1970s-1980s.
[Picture of Peter Walker]

 

Wallace, Mike (Died in 2012)
Born 9 May 1918  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
American game show host, TV presenter and journalist, best known as a correspondent on "60 Minutes" for 38 years until his retirement in 2006.
[Picture of Mike Wallace]

 

Wallach, Eli
Born 7 December 1915  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Prolific film actor, mainly playing supporting roles. Highlights: "The Magnificent Seven", "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", and Marilyn Monroe's last screen outing, "The Misfits". Lowlight: the risible final part of the "Godfather" trilogy. He has also maintained a continual presence on the stage throughout his film career.
[Picture of Eli Wallach]

 

Waller, Rik
Born 25 August 1981  (Gillingham, Kent, England)
Singer who shot to fame in Pop Idol in 2002, despite (or because of) his massive obesity. Still performing.
[Picture of Rik Waller]

 

Walliams, David
Born 20 August 1971  (Banstead, Surrey, England)
One half of the Little Britain comedy sketch show duo.
[Picture of David Walliams]

 

Wallis, Ken (Died in 2013)
Born 16 April 1916  (Ely, Cambridgeshire, England)
Former RAF type and MBE who holds several world records relating to flying autogyros (sort of a cross between a light aircraft and a helicopter).
[Picture of Ken Wallis]

 

Walter, Ottmar (Died in 2013)
Born 6 March 1924  (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Former German international footballer and brother of the legendary Fritz, part of the West Germany team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1954.
[Picture of Ottmar Walter]

 

Warfman, Rose
Born 4 October 1916  (ZŁrich, Switzerland)
French survivor of Auschwitz and heroine of the French Resistance.
[Picture of Rose Warfman]

 

Warne, Shane
Born 13 September 1969  (Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia)
Ace cricketer, one of the greatest leg spinners in cricket history. Best remembered for making Mike Gatting look an ever bigger fool than normal in 1993.
[Picture of Shane Warne]

 

Warner, John
Born 18 February 1927  (Washington D.C., USA)
Five term US senator for Virginia. Married to Elizabeth Taylor from 1976 to 1982.
[Picture of John Warner]

 

Waterman, Pete
Born 15 January 1947  (Coventry, England)
Music producer who had phenomenal success in the 1980s with Mike Stock and Matt Aitken and presented the notorious late night TV show 'The Hitman and Her' with Michaela Strachan.
[Picture of Pete Waterman]

 

Watson, Delbert
Born in Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Loyalist paramilitarist, jailed for the murder of Jack Kielty (Patrick Kielty's father) in 1988, but walked free under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Born 1956.
[Picture of Delbert Watson]

 

Watson, Dr James
Born 6 April 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Molecular biologist, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Recently in a spot of bother over racial comments he made.
[Picture of Dr James Watson]

 

Watson, Paul
Born 2 December 1950  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Animal/Environmental activist and President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
[Picture of Paul Watson]

 

Watson, Russell
Born 24 November 1966  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
English opera singer, who has had two brain tumours removed in the last few years.
[Picture of Russell Watson]

 

Watts, Charlie
Born 2 June 1941  (Islington, London, England)
The Rolling Stones' drummer. Diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2004.
[Picture of Charlie Watts]

 

Way, Pete
Born 7 August 1951  (Enfield, Middlesex, England)
Bassist with heavy rockers UFO.
[Picture of Pete Way]

 

Wayne, Lil'
Born 27 September 1982  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rapper, born Dwayne Carter.
[Picture of Lil' Wayne]

 

Weedon, Bert (Died in 2012)
Born 10 May 1920  (East Ham, London, England)
Influential guitarist and composer, a guru to Hank Marvin.
[Picture of Bert Weedon]

 

Weiss, George David George David Weiss is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 23 August 2010  (Oldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Songwriter and President of the Songwriters Guild of America. Co-wrote the lyrics to 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' and 'What a Wonderful World'.
[Picture of George David Weiss]

 

Wellington, The Duke of
Born 2 July 1915  (Rome, Italy)
Aristocrat and current holder of this famous military name.
[Picture of The Duke of Wellington]

 

Wells, Kitty (Died in 2012)
Born 30 August 1919  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Successful US country & western singer.
[Picture of Kitty Wells]

 

Wentz, Pete
Born 5 June 1979  (Wilmette, Illinois, USA)
Bassist with Emo band Fall Out Boy. Married to Ashlee Simpson.
[Picture of Pete Wentz]

 

West, Adam
Born 19 September 1928  (Walla Walla, Washington, USA)
Played Batman in the original (1966-68) TV series.
[Picture of Adam West]

 

West, Kanye
Born 8 June 1977  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Increasingly self-important rap artist and musician.
[Picture of Kanye West]

 

West, Keith
Born 6 December 1943  (Dagenham, Essex, England)
Singer with the rock band Tomorrow, who a massive hit in the summer of 1967 with 'Grocer Jack (Excert from A Teenage Opera)'.
[Picture of Keith West]

 

West, Rose
Born 29 November 1953  (Devon, England)
Born Rosemary Letts, in 1972 she married Fred West, with whom she committed a series of murders at the now infamous 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, during the 1970s. In 1995 her husband hanged himself in prison while awaiting trial; she is serving a life sentence.
[Picture of Rose West]

 

Westwood, Dame Vivienne
Born 8 April 1941  (Tintwistle, Glossop, Derbyshire, England)
Fashion designer, with a strong tendency to feature punk & new wave into fashions, even now.
[Picture of Dame Vivienne Westwood]

 

Wexler, Haskell
Born 6 February 1922  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Cinematographer, won the last ever Oscar for specific black & white cinematography in 1966 for 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'.
[Picture of Haskell Wexler]

 

Whale, James
Born 13 May 1951  (Ewell, Surrey, England)
Right-wing radio 'Shock Jock'.
[Picture of James Whale]

 

Whicker, Alan (Died in 2013)
Born 2 August 1925  (Cairo, Egypt)
Travel guru. Now in his 80s, and still gadding around the world and doing TV adverts.
[Picture of Alan Whicker]

 

White, Betty
Born 17 January 1922  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Last survivor of the "Golden Girls" 1980s tv sitcom, despite being the eldest.
[Picture of Betty White]

 

Whitfield, June
Born 11 November 1925  (London, England)
Veteran Comedy actress, who started out in radio in the 1950s and went on to work with most of the top comedians of her era. Was best known as the eponymous June in "Terry and June" before taking the role of Mother in "Absolutely Fabulous".
[Picture of June Whitfield]

 

Whitlam, Gough
Born 11 July 1916  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Leader of the Australian Labor Party for ten years, and Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975, during which time he oversaw the abolition of conscription, the introduction of "Advance Australia Fair" as the national anthem, and the granting of full independence to Papua New Guinea. He was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, amidst great controversy. He resigned from parliament in 1978 to become an academic.
[Picture of Gough Whitlam]

 

Whitman, George (Died in 2011)
Born 12 December 1913  (Salem, Massachusetts, USA)
US bookstore owner, based mainly in Paris.
[Picture of George Whitman]

 

Whitman, Slim (Died in 2013)
Born 20 January 1924  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Yodelling folk singer who enjoyed more success in Europe than in his native USA.
[Picture of Slim Whitman]

 

Whitmore, Richard
Born 22 December 1933  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
BBC newsreader from the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Whitmore]

 

Whittington, Harry
Born 3 March 1927  (Henderson, Texas, USA)
A lawyer who made headlines in 2006 when he was accidentally shot in the face by Vice President Dick Cheney while they were both out hunting.
[Picture of Harry Whittington]

 

Whittle, Ricky
Born 23 November 1981  (Oldham, Greater Manchester, England)
Actor who recently finished runner-up to BBC sports reporter Chris Hollins on the TV talent show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Has had plenty of run-ins with the press.
[Picture of Ricky Whittle]

 

Wild, Earl Earl Wild is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1915  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 23 January 2010  (Palm Springs, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American pianist, specialising in both classical and jazz.
[Picture of Earl Wild]

 

Wilde, Marty
Born 15 April 1939  (London, England)
Rug-toting '60s pop star, and father of '80s pop star Kim.
[Picture of Marty Wilde]

 

Wilder, Gene
Born 11 June 1933  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Comic actor, screenwriter and director, noted for his collaborations with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor. Underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999, apparently making a full recovery. Real name Jerome Silberman.
[Picture of Gene Wilder]

 

Wilders, Geert
Born 6 September 1963  (Venlo, Netherlands)
Dutch MP and outspoken critic of Islamic fundamentalism.
[Picture of Geert Wilders]

 

Wildmon, Donald
Born 18 January 1938  (Dumas, Mississippi, USA)
Ordained United Methodist minister who has led a series of campagins to uphols moral decency, speaking out against pornography and television.
[Picture of Donald Wildmon]

 

Williams, Andy (Died in 2012)
Born 3 December 1927  (Wall Lake, Iowa, USA)
American crooner of "easy listening" (an oxymoron if ever there was one) ballads.
[Picture of Andy Williams]

 

Williams, Bert
Born 31 January 1920  (Bilston, Staffordshire, England)
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper.
[Picture of Bert Williams]

 

Williams, Betty
Born 22 May 1943  (Northern Ireland)
Co-founder with MŠiread Corrigan-Maguire of the Community of Peace People, an attempt to forge peace in Northern Ireland during 'the troubles', who's efforts led to the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
[Picture of Betty Williams]

 

Williams, Billy Dee
Born 6 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, chiefly recognised as Lando Calrissian in the 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Surely he's not 73?
[Picture of Billy Dee Williams]

 

Williams, Esther (Died in 2013)
Born 8 August 1921  (Inglewood, California, USA)
Actress & swimmer, former swimming champ who starred in many films (and musicials) based on her swimming ability between the 1940s & 1960s.
[Picture of Esther Williams]

 

Williams, Frank
Born 2 July 1931  (Hampstead, London, England)
Actor - Rev. Farthing in "Dad's Army".
[Picture of Frank Williams]

 

Williams, Jody
Born 9 October 1950  (Brattleboro, Vermont, USA)
Aid worker and teacher who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her campaign to ban landmines.
[Picture of Jody Williams]

 

Williams, John
Born 8 February 1932  (Floral Park, New York, USA)
Award-winning composer of such legendary film scores as "Star Wars", "Superman", "ET", "Indiana Jones" and many more.
[Picture of John Williams]

 

Williams, Robbie
Born 13 February 1974  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The apparently directionless one out of Take That who unexpectedly made it huge as a solo artist, but now just bleats on about how hard his life is, despite having £95m in the bank. Has returned to the Take That fold for a new album and tour.
[Picture of Robbie Williams]

 

Williams, Robin
Born 21 July 1951  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Comic, who started on TV and became famous for playing Mork in "Mork and Mindy". Has since gone on to star in many a comedy film, but in recent years has played serious roles too.
[Picture of Robin Williams]

 

Williams, Rowan
Born 14 June 1950  (Swansea, Wales)
Archbishop of Canterbury, elected in 2002.
[Picture of Rowan Williams]

 

Williams, Sir Frank
Born 16 April 1942  (County Durham, England)
Boss of the Williams Formula 1 team. In a wheelchair since a car accident in 1986.
[Picture of Sir Frank Williams]

 

Williamson, Nicol (Died in 2011)
Born 14 September 1938  (Hamilton, Scotland)
Grumpy British actor - appeared in "Return to Oz" as the Gnome King, and dated Helen Mirren for a while.
[Picture of Nicol Williamson]

 

Williamson, Richard
Born 8 March 1940  (Buckinghamshire, England)
Excommunicated catholic bishop and alleged holocaust denier. Member of traditionalist catholic sect Society of St. Pius X.
[Picture of Richard Williamson]

 

Wilson, Bob
Born 30 October 1941  (Chesterfield, England)
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper turned TV presenter.
[Picture of Bob Wilson]

 

Wilson, Brian
Born 20 June 1942  (Hawthorne, California, USA)
Founder member of, and producer, composer and arranger for, The Beach Boys. Has suffered from long-term mental illness and drug problems.
[Picture of Brian Wilson]

 

Wilson, Jan Jan Wilson is no longer with us
Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 2 August 2010  (Sheffield, England)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Leader of the Labour group at Sheffield City Council. Leader of said council from 1997 to 1999.
[Picture of Jan Wilson]

 

Wilson, Jocky (Died in 2012)
Born 22 March 1950  (Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)
Short, multiple-chinned former world darts champion.
[Picture of Jocky Wilson]

 

Wilson, Mary
Born in Norfolk, England  (exact date unknown)
Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Born 1918.
[Picture of Mary Wilson]

 

Wilson, Owen
Born 18 November 1968  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
US actor, "You, Me and Dupree" and lots more. Failed to commit suicide in 2007, but some DDP'rs may think "If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again".
[Picture of Owen Wilson]

 

Wilson, Ralph
Born 17 October 1918  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Founder, owner & President of NFL side Buffalo Bills.
[Picture of Ralph Wilson]

 

Wilson, Ray
Born 17 December 1934  (Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England)
Former footballer, left back for England when they won the 1966 World Cup.
[Picture of Ray Wilson]

 

Wilson, Richard
Born 9 July 1936  (Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland)
Actor (real name Ian Colquhoun Wilson) famous for playing the grumpy Victor "I don't believe it!" Meldrew in sitcom "One Foot in the Grave". Will the other foot follow this year?
[Picture of Richard Wilson]

 

Win Tin, U
Born 12 March 1930  (Kyo Bin Kauk, Payo, Burma (now Myanmar))
Burmese journalist who was imprisoned by his country's military regime in 1989 for his opposition views. He was only released in 2008 after health scares.
[Picture of U Win Tin]

 

Windsor, Barbara
Born 6 August 1937  (Shoreditch, London, England)
Veteran actress of the "Carry On" films who went on to become Peggy Mitchell in the tiresome BBC soap "EastEnders". In the 1960s Babs, who changed her surname from Deeks at the time of the Queen's coronation, was also known for her off-screen connections to the Kray Twins. Distant relative of the artist John Constable.
[Picture of Barbara Windsor]

 

Windsor, Frank
Born 12 July 1927  (Walsall, West Midlands, England)
Actor, best known, for his role in "Z Cars" & its spin off, "Softly Softly". Still appears in TV adverts & the odd TV show.
[Picture of Frank Windsor]

 

Winehouse, Amy (Died in 2011)
Born 14 September 1983  (Enfield, Middlesex, England)
Young British singer/songwriter with a powerful soul voice, but - more interestingly from a DDP point of view - manic depression, eating disorders and a tendency to consume industrial quantities of booze and drugs. Indeed, her 2006 top 10 single "Rehab" was about her refusal to get help for this.
[Picture of Amy Winehouse]

 

Winfrey, Oprah
Born 29 January 1954  (Kosciusko, Illinois, USA)
US talk show host, businesswoman and book critic.
[Picture of Oprah Winfrey]

 

Wing, Anna (Died in 2013)
Born 30 October 1914  (Hackney, London, England)
Played Lou Beale in the tiresome BBC soap "EastEnders", but was killed off before Peggy Mitchell's time.
[Picture of Anna Wing]

 

Winner, Michael (Died in 2013)
Born 30 October 1935  (London, England)
Modest chap, keeps his views to himself. Food critic, newspaper columnist & film director.
[Picture of Michael Winner]

 

Winters, Jonathan (Died in 2013)
Born 11 November 1925  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Comic actor, better known for his work on stage, but has also appeared in many TV shows & films.
[Picture of Jonathan Winters]

 

Winters, Major Richard (Died in 2011)
Born 21 January 1918  (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA)
One of America's great war heroes, who led "Easy Company" in WW2 to great feats of courage, bravery & success, which was later immortalised in the TV series "Band of Brothers".
[Picture of Major Richard Winters]

 

Winton, Sir Nicholas
Born 19 May 1909  (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England)
Humanitarian, who helped save 700 odd children from certain death at Nazi Concentration Camps in the Czech Republic, whilst on holiday to the country.
[Picture of Sir Nicholas Winton]

 

Wirtz, Willard Willard Wirtz is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1912  (DeKalb, Illinois, USA)

Died 24 April 2010  (Washington D.C., USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former US Secretary of Labor in both Kennedy & Johnson's administrations.
[Picture of Willard Wirtz]

 

Wisdom, Sir Norman Sir Norman Wisdom is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1915  (London, England)

Died 4 October 2010  (Ballasalla, Isle of Man)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Inventive and hilarious comic or poor man's Charlie Chaplin, depending on your viewpoint. The cloth-cap-wearing star of stage and screen was awarded a knighthood in 2000 and lives in the medieval theme park known as the Isle of Man.
[Picture of Sir Norman Wisdom]

 

Withers, Googie (Died in 2011)
Born 12 March 1917  (Karachi, Pakistan)
Actress of "Within These Walls" fame. Widow of John McCallum.
[Picture of Googie Withers]

 

Witherspoon, Reese
Born 22 March 1976  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Oscar winning actress.
[Picture of Reese Witherspoon]

 

Wogan, Sir Terry
Born 3 August 1938  (County Limerick, Republic of Ireland)
Radio & TV presenter, former piss-taking commentator for the UK feed of the Eurovision Song Contest and more earnest host of the Children In Need shows.
[Picture of Sir Terry Wogan]

 

Wolf, Charlie
Born 12 April 1959  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
British based American talk radio host with uncompromising neoconservative views.
[Picture of Charlie Wolf]

 

Wolfe, William C. William C. Wolfe is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1924  (Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland)

Died 18 March 2010  (Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Leader of the Scottish National Party in the 1970s.
[Picture of William C. Wolfe]

 

Wolfgramm, Paea
Born 1 December 1971  (Vava'u, Tonga)
Tongan boxer who won silver in Super Heavyweight division at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
[Picture of Paea Wolfgramm]

 

Wood, Ronnie
Born 1 June 1947  (Hillingdon, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist who played with Jeff Beck and the Faces before becoming a permanent member of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Ronnie Wood]

 

Wood, Victoria
Born 19 May 1953  (Prestwich, Lancashire, England)
Award winning northern comedienne, actress and writer.
[Picture of Victoria Wood]

 

Wooden, John John Wooden is no longer with us
Born 14 October 1910  (Martinsville, Indiana, USA)

Died 4 June 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
The most successful coach in American college basketball history. Prior to becoming a coach, he was a well-respected player, and was nicknamed (in complete contrast to his surname) "The Indiana Rubber Man".
[Picture of John Wooden]

 

Woodhead, Chris
Born 20 October 1946  (London, England)
Controversial former Chief Inspector of Schools from 1994 to 2000.
[Picture of Chris Woodhead]

 

Woods, Tiger
Born 30 December 1975  (Cypress, California, USA)
Golfer, one of sport's greatest ever players. Got into trouble late last year when he got his 9 iron out, allegedly...
[Picture of Tiger Woods]

 

Worsthorne, Peregrine
Born 22 December 1923  (Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Journalist & broadcaster, former editor of the "Sunday Telegraph".
[Picture of Peregrine Worsthorne]

 

Wouk, Herman
Born 27 May 1915  (New York, New York, USA)
Popular author, best known for his novels "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War".
[Picture of Herman Wouk]

 

Wretzky, D'Arcy
Born 1 May 1968  (South Haven, Michigan, USA)
Bass player with The Smashing Pumpkins until their split in 1999.
[Picture of D'Arcy Wretzky]

 

Wyatt, Robert
Born 28 January 1945  (Bristol, England)
Founder member and drummer for 1960s proto-prog band Soft Machine. A paraplegic since falling out of a third floor window in 1973. Came back to release the quite extraordinary 'Rock Bottom' album in 1974.
[Picture of Robert Wyatt]

 

Wyngarde, Peter
Born 23 August 1933  (Marseille, France)
Actor, best known for his role as Jason King in the TV show of the same name.
[Picture of Peter Wyngarde]

 

Wynne, David
Born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Sculptor and father of Ed and Roly Wynne of the cult band Ozric Tentacles. Born 1926.
[Picture of David Wynne]

 

Wynter, Dagmar (Died in 2011)
Born 8 June 1931  (Berlin, Germany)
German actress who found fame in Hollywood in the film 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'.
[Picture of Dagmar Wynter]

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